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Career Prep

Career PrepA dynamic and effective one-of-a-kind program that provides college students with the vital skill set and practiced experience to prepare for and land a job after graduation. Career Prep was developed as a result of the hundreds of students’ feedback telling us the vast majority of students lack real-life skills to successfully interview and land a post-graduation job.

Participants walk away from this hands-on, fast-paced, interactive learning series with:
• detailed, personalized critique on resume and interviewing
• videotaped interview guidance
• job contact and search resources
• practical resources such as cover letter and resume templates
• hardcopy and electronic workbook and tools such as business cards and follow-up guide
• networking session with local business professionals to build contacts and practice learned skills

WEEK 1 – Get Your Foot in the Door: Professionalism and Business Etiquette/Resume and Cover Letter Preparation
Master the art of presenting your professionalism, from your attitude and demeanor to the way you dress and your cell phone etiquette. Your professional presence builds trust with those around you and empowers you to operate in any business environment with confidence and competence. In addition, you leave this session with an electronic and hard copy resume that gets results and cover letter that can be adapted to any job advertisement. The following week, your resume and cover letter will be critiqued by local business owners.

WEEK 2 – Make It or Break It: Interview Techniques and Your Chance to Shine
You learn how to prepare for an interview, how to answer questions, and how to sell yourself to the interviewer. You will be interviewed by a local business owner and will receive a video of your interview for practice and preparation purposes.

WEEK 3 – Who Are You and Why Should They Care? Build Your Brand Identity and Pitch Yourself With an Effective 30-Second Introduction
Public speaking is the number one fear people have. Whether interacting with a team or pitching an idea to your boss, you need to present articulately and professionally, showcasing your self and your concept in the most effective way. This session will help you build confidence and make strong and positive impressions. Learn the six step formula for crafting your introduction, as well as tips and tricks for overcoming fear and nervousness.

WEEK 4 – Seal the Deal: Networking and Follow Up
Master the art of genuine relationship building and strategic networking to climb the ladder to personal and professional success. Successfully forging trusting and reciprocal relationships with others is one main factor distinguishing highly successful people from everyone else who won’t, don’t or can’t. Learn your networking style and how to use it to your advantage when job hunting. Learn how social media fits into the networking web. In this session, you practice using your networking tools to make connections, get your message across confidently, and close the sale. You will receive materials to help with follow up after meetings, appointments, and networking events.

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Hear It From Them

Interested in working with us? Check out some of our client testimonials below!

Gina Jordan

Deanna is a tireless cheerleader who will keep you and your employees motivated and inspired. She comes to the table overflowing with ideas. She knows the ins and outs of every facet of marketing, from social media to one on one networking. She’s a captivating speaker, a patient teacher, and a supportive coach. She genuinely cares about the people she works with. Deanna is a true inspiration for budding entrepreneurs.

Ron Frazier

It has been my pleasure to work with Deanna Mims and the MarketDone team on a number of engagements. In each and every case, Deanna has 1) gone above and beyond to capture an in-depth understanding of the opportunity, 2) brought incredible creativity and talent to the engagement, and 3) delivered world class solutions. Deanna is one of the most conscientious people I have ever met.

Felicia Lamothe

Deanna Mims is one of the most passionate and driven people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Her professionalism is never ceasing and her genuine enthusiasm is contagious. She challenges you to be and do better, and is invested in your success. Her charismatic personality and strong business sense make her an easy choice when I’m in need of professional guidance.

Everett Barney

Deanna does a great job in helping entrepreneurs like myself shape a strong message and foundation to start a company. She creates a great environment for entrepreneurs to grow and network with each other.

Sarah-Beth Hopton

Deanna’s energy and enthusiasm for her clients’ success is infectious. She brings the compassion of a caretaker and the creativity of an artist to each of her client’s projects.

Donna Konuch

I have had the pleasure of working with Deanna Mims on several occasions.  Deanna is one of the most dynamic and inventive people I know.  I have attended her classes and seminars, and was impressed with her teaching skills and expression of content.  She is enthusiastic, talented and an ideal person to work with anyone on their particular entrepreneurial path.

Tony Carvajal

Deanna is incredible. Her professionalism, her commitment, her energy and her ability to make others look great is amazing. You can count on her to help you get the task done right…and then some. If you ever have a chance to work with her, jump at the opportunity. If you ever get the chance to have her steer one of your projects, don’t think twice. You won’t be disappointed.

Marjorie Schoelles

There are a handful of folks I know I can count on 110% to give their all, follow through on commitments and push forward through challenges with the aplomb Deanna Mims brings to any project. I’ve seen her take a grain of an idea and grow it to a packed house in the first year of an event. She is also a “power connector”, always looking out for who in her circle of influence should meet to partner and grow opportunity. Combine all that with her passion for life and the trust factor she brings to every situation and I feel privileged to consider Deanna one of my business “go to” people.

John Chason

Deanna is the consummate professional. Not only is she very skilled in her industry, but she also brings a very important intangible to the table, and that is passion. Deanna is passionate about entrepreneurship and the advancement of the entrepreneurial climate in Tallahassee. She is doing that exceedingly well.

Beverly Remien

“All I can say is that Deanna knows her stuff! She has been a jewel to work with. She has made recommendations to improve my public relations and marketing efforts which were on point every time. I see such great value in her offerings and can’t imagine working without her. Get her services and YOU can market done!”

Adrienne Bryant

HUGE shoutout to Deanna Mims – MarketDone! Wow, what a motivator you are for me each and every time I hear you speak! And then to have an opportunity to talk to you one on one? One word, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I highly recommend her services to anyone!